Clivia season is in full swing

John Ingram
Fri, 18 Feb 2005 10:15:21 PST

The Clivia season is in full swing. The cyrtanthifloras are just now finishing, the tulips are coming in and the whole collection is poised to burst. 

I have several wide leaf yellows about to open, some with multiple spikes. 

I pulled my nice red 'Doris' in for me to enjoy even though I know it will never darken enough. I have a gorgeous (minimally) variegated specimen on my TV cabinet (I think it will be permanent there) and so many more are coming out. I have one that I call "Ramona-esque" sine it resembles Ramona so much but is not related. And another that I call 'Terracotta Treasure'. It resembles the one on the cover of Harold's book. Deep terracotta clay flowers with decent variegation in the leaves. It is flowering now (one stuck in the leaves) and another spike above ready to open. I'd like to get some Sabrine Delphine pollen to put on it if anyone has some available (hint hint). 

All my Chinese are just sitting there, I hope they will be pushing flowers out soon. They are going to be a big part of my my breeding program this year, dwarf, variegated cyrtanthifloras. 

I'm in the process of revamping the nursery so it is a disaster area but I want to invite anyone who would be interested to let me know and you are more than welcome to come by. I hope to be able to have a cocktail mixer/PBS meeting there this month or the beginning of next month (the later is more likely to happen). 


John Ingram in L.A., CA. check it out
310.709.1613 (cell, west coast time, please call accordingly. Thank you)

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